Asexual Reproduction (unit 2, Edexcel, AS)

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Asexual Reproduction

  • Creates genetically identical offspring through mitosis
  • Organisms do this because it is safe (they won't be killed going outside the nest etc)  and they don't waste energy finding a mate
  • As the offspring are identical, there is no new gene pool so if a virus/disease etc kills off the parent, then it is likely to kill the offspring, which would…


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